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Jungle Goddess (1948)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 13 August 1948 (USA)
When a plane carrying the daughter of a millionaire crashes in an African jungle, two pilots set out to collect the reward. They discover that she has become the goddess of a primitive ... See full summary »

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Greta Vanderhorn
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Bob Simpson
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Wanama
Smoki Whitfield ...
Oolonga the Witch Doctor
Dolores Castle ...
Yvonne
Rudy Robles ...
Nugara
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Helen Phillips (as Linda Johnson)
Helena Grant ...
Mrs. Fitzhugh
Fred Coby ...
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Onest Conley ...
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Zack Williams ...
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Jack Carroll ...
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When a plane carrying the daughter of a millionaire crashes in an African jungle, two pilots set out to collect the reward. They discover that she has become the goddess of a primitive tribe. An insurgent witch doctor and fierce wild animals make escape from the jungle difficult for the trio. Written by Dave Smith <dave@stat.colostate.edu>

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TEMPTRESS ... of 1000 Untamed Men! RULER ... of a Savage Empire!


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As the plane crashes immediately after the declaration of war, it has a biplane (double-wing) tail. However, a moment later as it crashes into a cliff side, the tail is normal. See more »

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Greta Vanderhorn: What I wouldn't give for a hamburger and some nice french-fried potatoes.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Radar Secret Service (1993) See more »

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There's No One in My Heart But You
Written by Irving Bibo
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This film didn't live up (down?) to my expectations.

In this low rent adventure, two aviators search for a missing heiress who vanished in the African jungle at the onset of World War Two. Our intrepid explorers discover she is alive and well and is being viewed by the local natives as some kind of "white goddess".

Many of these old time, low rent, ludicrous jungle flicks are quite entertaining when viewed in the right frame of mind and if the films are lively. However, JUNGLE GODDESS is just bad. It has a few campy scenes, but overall it is very uneventful. About half the film consists of scenes of the lead characters sitting around inside a hut and talking. There is also an overlong and dull flashback sequence. I was disappointed that there was nothing that really stood out as vivid. This film lacks the elements of the type that sometimes make these silly little pictures entertaining; ludicrous native rituals, the heroine being carted off by a gorilla, hero battling with a stuffed lion etc.

A FEW NOTES: George Reeves made two cheap jungle pictures the same year. This and JUNGLE JIM, where he played the villain. The set used for the pub at the start of this film, looks like the one used in UNKNOWN ISLAND, made the same year.


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